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Arizonan sentenced for Vegas-based scheme targeting migrants

Oct. 01, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Arizona man who convinced recent immigrants from mainly Asian countries to pay him thousands of dollars each to help them gain U.S. citizenship has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison by a federal judge in Las Vegas, authorities announced. Court...

Supreme Court's top cases for new term, new Justice Jackson

Oct. 01, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

The Supreme Court opens its new term Monday, hearing arguments for the first time after a summer break and with new Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. Already the court has said it will decide cases on a range of major issues including affirmative action, voting rights and the rights of LGBTQ people....

Walmart to cover fertility treatments under insurance plan

Sep. 27, 2022 09:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is teaming up with a fertility startup to offer benefits under its insurance plan that will help its workers expand their families. The nation’s largest retailer and private employer said Tuesday it’s partnering with New York-based Kindbody to offer...

Missouri woman acquitted of killing daughter to be free soon

Sep. 15, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman who was acquitted in July of killing her teenage daughter but convicted of abandoning the girl's corpse was sentenced Thursday but will be released from prison soon. Rebecca Ruud was acquitted in the death of 16-year-old Savannah Leckie, who...

Nearly 300 demand South Korea probe their adoptions abroad

Sep. 13, 2022 05:18 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For 40 years, Louise Kwang thought she was an orphan baby found on the streets of the South Korean port city of Busan before her adoption by Danish parents in 1976. She felt her entire sense of identity collapse in 2016 when her South Korean agency...

The Tiafoe Effect: US tennis star has big impact in Africa

Sep. 10, 2022 03:44 AM EDT

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Last year, Sam Jalloh zig-zagged across West Africa coaching tennis to kids, taking with him rackets, balls and a cellphone loaded with photos and videos of a pro player in action to inspire the youngsters. The player? Frances Tiafoe. ...

Judge rules for religious adoption agency limiting services

Sep. 07, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge ruled that New York state could not require a Christian family services agency to provide adoption services to unmarried or same-sex couples. New Hope Family Services in Syracuse professes that it cannot provide adoption services to same-sex or...

Testimony: School shooter witnessed dad's death at age 5

Aug. 29, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz's attorneys presented more testimony Monday that the mass killer exhibited violent, disruptive and troubled behavior from his earliest years and, just before his sixth birthday, witnessed his adoptive father's sudden death. ...

Story of NC woman ‘adopted’ at 43 is now a movie

Aug. 29, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jenna MacFarlane and Steve Kesler are laughing out loud at the memory — of the day Steve turned down Oprah. It was January 2007. Jenna, Steve and his wife, Karen, had just wrapped an interview with Juju Chang that aired on “Good Morning America,” which...

6 weeks of paid parental leave coming soon in South Carolina

Aug. 25, 2022 13:39 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Starting in October, state employees in South Carolina are entitled to six weeks of parental leave after giving birth or adopting children. Surrounded by Republican and Democratic lawmakers who worked together to pass the bill, Republican Gov. Henry McMaster...